Trivets For A Food Blogger Conference

Recently I painted some trivet/tiles to be given away to 5 lucky winners at a new food bloggers conference called:  Eat, Write, Retreat  held in Washington D.C. in mid May 2011.

From what I understand, the conference was a huge success and I hear that the winners of my tiles were quite thrilled and surprised to be presented their very own blog design, on their very own trivet/tile. My tiles are totally heat resistant so don’t be afraid to put them to work in your kitchen. Sweet! 

Take a look at the winners blog tiles as I show you my step by step recipe for painting these decorative little goodies.

First up is one I did for Johnna of  52 Sweets . I just love the fun retro design and colors, don’t you?  Johnna was even sweet enough to do a little blog posting about her win.  Thanks Johnna!!!

 At this point, I played a little game on my facebook page to see if anybody could guess what the design was ultimately going to be…nobody guessed correctly.  Then again, nobody said it was going to be easy. LOL

Food Blogger Trivet Tiles

The next one I did was for Dan of  Dan’s Good Side  I got to see Dan posing with his tile and the look on his face was priceless.  Glad you like it Dan!

The one in the middle is the one I don’t have any step by step photos of, but it was painted for Tricia of Eating Is Art.  I hope you like it Tricia!

Fourth was painted for Valerie of  Feastie  This was such a fun design to paint. I love the whimsical feel of it.  So, so cute!  The first photo is of the actual copy I was working from.  The last is the completed tile.

And last, but certainly not least was painted for Laura of  The Spiced Life . It was suggested to me that I paint Laura’s twitter avatar (@TheSpicedLife) for this tile and I could not have been happier with that suggestion.  I’ve always loved the look of Laura’s avatar and it has always caught my eye.  I think the tile is quite fetching as well…

Food Blogger Trivet Tiles

So then, there you have it.  Five food blogger tiles for 5 lucky winners!  I can only hope that you enjoy having your own designs to display (and use) in your own home kitchen or offices as much as I enjoyed painting them for you.  Each piece I paint holds a special place in my heart and fills me up like a good old plate of comfort cooking 🙂 

You can also visit my shop  to view my new line of hand painted glassware items that can compliment your table decor or possibly even your new food bloggers tile.  How fun is that???  I love custom orders so don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss all the design possibilities.

I’m linking up this post with Tidy Mom Cheryl.  If you’re looking for all things house and home, check out her site. She’s amazing!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Holy! You have been busy!! What a super job you did on every one of these tiles. The winners are going to be so thrilled to have their blog designs and your talents permanently captured for display!

  2. You are incredible!! Great job- what lucky winners.

  3. Wow, how BEAUTIFUL, Renee! Lucky bloggers 🙂

  4. Beautiful work it was amazing to see the art develop in the pics. Very talented!

  5. You are so creative ! What a wonderful, descriptive post. Thanks for sharing the details. I myself love to paint, but in watercolors. And I just find your work so inspiring!

  6. Renee, thank you so much for the beautiful tile!

    How fun to see how each of the tiles came together.

  7. Valerie,
    You are very welcome! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Glad you like your tile!

  8. Thanks for all the wonderful compliments you guys. I love painting and also taking pictures. It's so much fun for me to document the work I've been doing. Kind of like a scrap book of sorts.

  9. Renee, so beautiful. I hate to say it, I'm a little jealous of the winners!

  10. Just gorgeous Renee! I especially love that last one!

  11. Hi Renee! I'm just reading this post now, can't believe I missed it! Thank you so much for the tile. It sits faithfully by my stove and is used all the time. My friends love it too when they pop by for supper! 🙂


  12. just blogwalking in a moment to read this wonderful article 🙂

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